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I'm sure there are many people asking the question, "Is now the right time to buy?". Nobody really knows for sure. However, there are some facts that you can look at to help evaluate whether or not now is the right time to buy. For one, mortgage rates are currently close to the lowest they've been in almost 50 years. In addition, home prices are low and probably close to the bottom. There may be a little more ways to go, but I think we're close. With the Spring homebuying season upon us, we may see an increase in sellers in the market, which will increase inventory and possible push home values even lower. Read more According to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, an economic recovery will not begin until next year. Read more Along with low home prices and low mortgage rates, there's also the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit of up to $8,000. This is an additional ... (more)

Open House at 50-A Rock Rd in Hawthorne, NJ – April 25th

I will be hosting a public open house this Sunday, April 25th, from 1-3:00pm at 50-A Rock Rd in Hawthorne, NJ. Come see this rare 1 bedroom condo with attached garage in the Rock Hollow condominium complex.                Click Here for Virtual Tour       This desired community borders the township of Ridgewood and Glen Rock. Features of this condo include a large 20 1/2 ' x 12' living room, 10' x 8 1/2 ' dining room, 8 1/2' x 9' kitchen with brand new stainless steel appliances, 13' x 15' master bedroom with large closet and full bathroom with shower over tub. This home ha... (more)

Price Reduction!! 17 Pierce Ave in Midland Park, NJ

$365,000 FIRST FLOOR FEATURES ENTRY HALL, LARGE LIVING ROOM WITH HARD WOOD FLOORS, MODERN EAT-IN KITCHEN, NEWER HALF BATH AND DINING ROOM. THE SECOND FLOOR HAS THREE BEDROOMS AND A FULL BATH. THE UNFINISHED BASEMENT CONTAINS A LANDRY AREA. VERY DEEP BACKYARD, LARGE DRIVEWAY WITH PLENTY OF PARKING, NEWER ROOF, TWO-CAR GARAGE WITH NEWER DOOR AND LARGE SHED. WITHIN MINUTES FROM MIDLAND PARK AND RIDGEWOOD'S DOWNTOWN, THE MIDTOWN DIRECT TRAIN STATION TO NEW YORK CITY'S PENN STATION AND NEWARK LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE IN SOUGHT AFTER TOWN OF MI... (more)

Santa Claus is Coming to Oakland

The Oakland Fire Department will be shuttling Santa around this weekend.  According to Oakland Fire Chief Robert Knapp, "In addition to being a drop off point for the Oakland Police Departments PBA Toy Drive we will also be a drop off point for the Oakland Woman's Club Food Drive @ each stop. The toys and food that we collect will be distributed to Oakland residents in need. Your support for either cause would be greatly appreciated." Below is the schedule of stops for this Saturday and Sunday.  Keep in mind these times are approximate. Saturday, Dec. 22 10:40 a.m. Stone Fence Rd. ... (more)

Bergen County, NJ Real Estate Market

Real Estate on Ulitzer New Jersey's high cost of living makes it very difficult to purchase a home. Bergen County, NJ is the highest among all markets in homeownership affordability and also happens to be the most populous county in NJ. The median home price in Bergen County is $481,250. According to a 2007 estimate by the US Census Bureau, the median income of a family is just shy of $97,000. If you assume that not more than 28% of the household income should be used for the mortgage payment, that would mean that it should not be higher than $2,263 per month. Based on today's m... (more)